Essai Sur le Beau Par le Père André J… Avec Un Discours Preliminaire, Ex des Refléctions sur le Gôut. Par M. Formey.
Amsterdam, C.H. Schneider, 1767
8vo. (18 x 11.5 cm), 4 unnumbered pages + lxxx + 106 pages. Readable throughout, but the pages heavily browned, with some spotting. Bound in brown leather, a black leather label on the spine. The binding rubbed and worn, with loss of leather on the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine. The boards firmly attached, nut the leather cracked along part of the hinges.
Bound collection of Nineteenth Century book reviews, and articles about authors from magazines and reviews.
A fascinating collection of contemporary reaction to the works of Nineteenth Century novelists; the author’s criticized include M.E. Braddon (British Review 1865), Wilke Collins, Maria Edgeworth (Quarterly Review 1814), Jane Eyre (North British Review 1849 - along with two other novels) and many, many more. The volume also contains articles about novelists of the Eighteenth Century, including Sterne, Richardson and Jane Austen (St.
Generally a clean, crisp copy internally, with a little browning and light marking to some pages. A brown mark on the back of the portrait and a narrow brown mark at the edge of the title page (approximately 3 millimetres wide and 8cm long).